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Burning definite form and may take a
fall out of any one at any time.
Joe Jackson is still hitting, and Ed
die Collins has at last started with
a resounding bang. That means runs.
Jackson's homer in the ninth of the
secqnd game tied the score. Joe
was hurt at the plate, but will not be
kept out of the game. Lefty Williams
fanned eight men in the first three
. frames of the second battle, but was
knocked out in the eighth. Reb Rus
sell pitched four more scoreless in
ings, making 43 frames during which
one run has been' counted against
Manager Tinker and the Cubs are
gunning for the scalp of Umpire
Bill Klem. Joe will try to enlist the
aid of President Weeghman in his
fight on the arbiter, claiming the ar
bitrary way Klem has of handling
players makes them timid and makes
for dull and uninteresting baseball.
Zim was canned from the second
'game at Pittsburgh yesterday, bring
ing to a head the grievances of the
North Siders against Klem. In Pitts
burgh's seventh inning the Cubs
claimed Costello offered at a ball in
an attempt to bunt Klem differed.
Zim, as captain of the team, went up
to argue the question. Klem drew a
line in the dust and dared Zim over.
Zim crossed and was fired from the
Recent rulings of Pres. Tener have
been to the effect that managers
must keep mum, but captains of
clubs are still at liberty to carry any
objections to the indicator handlers
if the negotiations are conducted po
litely. Pittsburgh players agreed
that Zim's manner of approaching
Klem was unusually mild.
Klem for several seasons has been
known as the most arbitrary referee
in the game. He brooks no criticism
from players and waves them back
if they advance so much as a step
to tell him they believe he is wrong.
This is going much too far.
Umpires should keep discipline, but
the players certainly have a right io 1
mildly state a difference of opinion.
Criticism over the circuit has been
unusually bitter this season about
the umpiring. Some of it comes from
the bias of home sympathies, of
course, but a great share of it, from
what we have seen on the North
Side, is justified.
Boston and Brooklyn,- in their re
cent series, were both hot about the
umpiring, and Tommy Rice of the
Brooklyn Eagle, a fair sportsman,
branded it as punk, lumping the close
decisions he believed against the
Dodgers with those against the
Vaughn shut out the Pirates and
Mamaux blanked the Cubs for an
'even split Prendergast allowed but
one run. He would not have been
scored on if Zim had not been fired,
for the marker was started by a bunt
which Tinker could not handle.
Brooklyn and the Boston Red Sox
copped double bills. In the double
header between the Giants and
Dodgers Mike Mowrey swiped second
base with the bases full. Benny
Kauff tfas' fired for tossing his bat
in the air after a third strike.
Ever Hammer, like many other
fighters, failed to solve the puzzling
style of Johnny Dundee and was out
pointed in ten rounds at East Chica
go before a crowd of 66,000. Aside
from the excellent boxing, the good
handling of the crowd was a feature.
Hammer and Dundee put up a hot
mill. There was no fiddling and stal
ling, probably because neither boy is
a champion. They were being paid
to battle and they earned their coin.
Hammer had a lead in really only
one round, the ninth, when he drove
Dundee around the ring. The fourth
might have been given to the Swede
by a shade. Dundee used his old
style of leaping into the air and land
ing his glove, connecting again as he
hit the floor. He peppered Hammer
in the face and drew blood on sev
eral occasions. He also compelled
Hammer to miss frequently.
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